LMEA District IX

providing growth opportunities for the district's music programs

Sr. High District Honor Band


Please note that, although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information printed here, it is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her director for any changes in audition requirements or schedules.



Students in grades 8 – 12 whose directors are current members of LMEA are eligible to audition. A student auditioning for the District Honor Band must be a member of the school’s instrumental music program.

This Year’s Clinician

This year’s Sr. High Honor Band clinician is Craig Millet, St. Amant High School.

Audition Date, Fees, and Locations

Audition Date: January 6, 2018
Location: Slidell High School
Time: 8:30-12:00
Individual times will be assigned after registration deadline.
Fee: • $10.00 per audition
• Students auditioning on more than one instrument must pay the fee for each instrument.
• Fees should be paid to the student’s school.
• A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, must be mailed by the deadline to: Val Estoque. A hard copy of the registration form must be included.
Registration Form: Directors must fill out and submit the registration form online by the deadline to assure that your students are scheduled.
Student Information Release Form: Directors must turn in an “LMEA Student Information Release Form” for each student auditioning before students will be allowed to audition. Send these forms to the chairperson.
Registration Deadline: • Registration form must be submitted and check must be postmarked by December 20, 2017.
• Be aware that schools will be assessed a $50.00 late fee if this deadline is not met.
• Students who are registered late will be assigned whatever times are still available.
Chairperson: Fred Wild

Audition Requirements 

District Honor Band auditions include scales, a prepared etude, and sight reading as described below.

Percussion auditions require a proficiency on batter, mallet percussion, and timpani. More information can be found under “Prepared Etudes.”

  • Scales – With the exception of mallet percussion, students are responsible for preparing all twelve major scales as well as the chromatic scale the full range of their instrument. Specific scale requirements for mallets can be found by clicking “All Percussion” under Prepared Etudes below.

To print out the major scales and the chromatic scale, click on the appropriate instrument below.

Low E-flat Alto Clarinet
Low B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto and Bari Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Horn in F
Bass Trombone
Baritone Treble Clef
Mallet Percussion

  • Prepared Etudes – All instruments are required to perform one etude. Click on an instrument for the appropriate book and pages for each year of the four-year cycle.

Bb and Eb Clarinets
Alto, Bass, and Contra Clarinets
Oboe and All Saxophones
Horn in F
Tenor Trombone
Bass Trombone
Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef)
Baritone/Euphonium (Treble Clef)
All Percussion

  • Sight Reading – All students will be required to sight read a short piece. They are encouraged to practice sight reading in simple, compound, and mixed meters, in a variety of keys, and be comfortable with chromatics, accidentals, and a variety of rhythms (including syncopation, triplets, dotted rhythms, and rests).

Audition Results

Audition results will be posted as soon as available – usually the night of auditions. Click on “Audition Results” in the menu.
Note: All chair ties are broken by the sight-reading score, then scale score.

Rehearsal Schedule – James Square, Chairperson

January 18, 2018

Location: Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm    CANCELED
Fee: • $20.00 fee per ensemble member
• Fees must be received no later than the first rehearsal.
• A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, must either be received by the first rehearsal. Either mail to Val Estoque (so that she receives it by this date) or bring to first rehearsal.

January 19, 2018

Location: Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
Time: 9:00 – 11:30; 1:00 – 5:30   (NEW TIME)

January 20, 2018

Location: Southeastern La. University, Pottle Music Building
Rehearsal Time: 9:00 – 11:30
Concert Time: 12:00 (noon)
Sr. High concert follows Jr. High Concert
Admission: Free



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